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A birthday wish for Medicaid

Today, July 30, is Medicaid’s 54th birthday and that should be a cause for celebration for all Americans. In Florida alone, Medicaid now provides...
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Trump administration food stamp cuts will hurt Florida’s neediest

Nikki Fried, the only Democrat on Florida’s elected Cabinet, is denouncing the U.S. Agriculture Department’s attempt to cut off food stamp eligibility for more...

Beyond “Florida man:” Top state officials focus on helping those with mental health problems

A rural sheriff once told Republican Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody that people in his community were begging for admission to his jail.“He had...

Importing prescription drugs into Florida is more show than serious policy

During a visit to The Villages last month, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 1528 into law, legislation that establishes a prescription drug importation program...
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FL public schools must provide mental health instruction, from suicide prevention to the stigma...

Public school districts will have to provide at least five hours of mental health instruction annually to students in 6th through 12th grades, with...

Miami Beach City Commission to vote on resolution to “protect and promote” reproductive rights

Saying that they want to send a clear message to lawmakers in Tallahassee that communities in Florida oppose efforts to restrict abortion, the Miami...

Here are the Florida citizen ballot measures you just might get to vote on...

Despite moves by state Republican leaders to limit citizen-led ballot measures, more than a half-dozen proposals remain in play with a Feb. 1 deadline...

Effort to overturn Obamacare could have widespread impact on health coverage in Florida

More than 1.5 million Floridians could lose their health insurance coverage if Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Trump administration are successful in...
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Environmentalists scoff as FL GOP Reps. join conservation club

WASHINGTON -- Florida Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-1st) and Brian Mast (R-18th) on Wednesday joined GOP colleagues on Capitol Hill in announcing the formation of...

Wait, you’re not going to drink that, are you? (Or swim in it or...

The water is trying to kill you.The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, plus Florida’s rivers and springs and lakes and streams and...

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